IELTS MASTER | ielts listening test 191

ielts listening test 191


Part 1: Questions 1-7
Complete the notes below. Write ONE WORD AND/ OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Advice on surfing holidays

Jack’s advice
• Recommends surfing for (1)   holidays in summer
• Need to be quite (2)

Irish surfing locations
• County Clare
o Lahinch has some good quality (3)  and surf schools
o There are famous cliffs nearby
• County Mayo
o Good surf school at (4)  beach
o Surf camp lasts for one (5)
o Can also explore the local (6)  by kayak

• Best month to go (7)
• Average temperature in summer – approx. (8)   degrees

• Equipment
o Wetsuit and surfboard – (9)  euros per day
o Also available to hire (10)  for warmth

Part 2: Questions 11 and 12
Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO facts are given about the school’s extended hours childcare service?
A It started recently.
B More children attend after school than before school.
C An average of 50 children attend in the mornings.
D A child cannot attend both the before and after school sessions.
E The maximum number of children who can attend is 70.

Questions 13-15
Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

13. How much does childcare cost for a complete afternoon session per child?
A £3.50
B £5.70
C £7.20

14. What does the manager say about food?
A Children with allergies should bring their own food.
B Children may bring healthy snacks with them.
C Children are given a proper meal at 5 p.m.

15. What is different abo t arrangements in the school holidays?
A Children from other schools can attend.
B Older children can attend.
C A greater number of children can attend.

Questions 16-20
What information is given about each of the following activities on offer? Choose FIVE answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-G, next to Questions 16-20.

A has limited availability
B is no longer available
C is for over 8s only
D requires help from parents
E involves an additional fee
F is a new activity
G was requested by children

16. Spanish
17. Music
18. Painting
19. Yoga
20. Cooking

Part 3: Questions 21-24
Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

Holly’s Work Placement Tutorial

21. Holly has chosen the Orion Stadium placement because
A it involves children.
B it is outdoors.
C it sounds like fun.

22. Which aspect of safety does Dr Green emphasise most?
A ensuring children stay in the stadium
B checking the equipment children will use
C removing obstacles in changing rooms

23. What does Dr Green say about the spectators?
A They can be hard to manage.
B They make useful volunteers.
C They shouldn’t take photographs.

24. What has affected the schedule in the past?
A bad weather
B an injury
C extra time

Questions 25-30
What do Holly and her tutor agree is an important aspect of each of the following events management skills?
Choose SIX answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-H, next to Questions 25-30.

Important Aspects
A being flexible
B focusing on details
C having a smart appearance
D hiding your emotions
E relying on experts
F trusting your own views
G doing one thing at a time
H thinking of the future

Events management skills
25. Communication
26. Organisation
27. Time management
28. Creativity
29. Leadership
30. Networking

Part 4: Questions 31-40
Complete the notes below. Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

Bird Migration Theory

Most birds are believed to migrate seasonally.

Hibernation theory
• It was believed that birds hibernated underwater or buried themselves in (31)
• This theory was later disproved by experiments on caged birds.

Transmutation theory
• Aristotle believed birds changed from one species into another in summer and winter.
– In autumn he observed that redstart’s experience the loss of (32)  and thought that they turned into robins.
– Aristotle’s assumptions were logical because the two species of birds had a similar (33)
17th century
• Charles Morton popularised the idea that birds fly to the (34)  in winter.

Scientific developments
• In 1822, a stork was killed in Germany which had an African spear in its (35)
– previously there had been no (36)  that storks migrate to Africa
• Little was known about the (37)  and journeys of migrating birds until the practice of ringing was established.
– It was thought large birds carried small birds on some journeys because they were considered incapable of travelling across huge (38)
– Ringing depended on what is called the (39)  of dead birds.
• In 1931, the first (40)  to show the migration of European birds was printed.

1. Family
2. Fits
3. Hotels
4. Carrowniskey
5. Week
6. Bay
7. September
8. 19/ nineteen
9. 30/ thirty
10. Boots
11. B or E
12. B or E
13. C
14. C
15. A
16. E
17. D
18. G
19. F
20. C
21. B
22. A
23. A
24. B
25. C
26. A
27. D
28. B
29. F
30. H
31. Mud
32. Feathers
33. Shape
34. Moon
35. Neck
36. Evidence
37. Destinations
38. Oceans
39. Recovery
40. Atlas